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Subway Announces Intent to Sue CBC For $210 Million for Alleged False Claims About Their Chicken
The sandwich franchise has announced its intention to sue the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation alleging the network aired a program falsely
claiming the company’s chicken contains around 50 percent soy. The CBC
refuses to retract its claim or apologize
Subway has issued a Notice of Action stating the company intends to sue
the network for $210 million. Subway is claiming an episode of Marketplace
the network's consumer show, erroneously reported Subway’s chicken
products have a much higher percentage of soy than is found in chicken
served by other fast food franchise outlets.
A Notice of Action is not a lawsuit but rather a document indicating an
intention to sue. CBC acknowledges the corporation was serviced with the
notice and said they will defend the lawsuit if and when it is
episode in question aired on Feb. 24 and was entitled, “The Chicken Challenge.” In that episode, CBC claimed
Subway’s oven-roasted chicken contains only 53.6 percent chicken. In
addition, the program noted Subway’s chicken strips, used in its Sweet
Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwiches, contains only 42.8 percent chicken.
The rest of the “chicken” consists of soy used as a filler.